Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A deciduous Asian tree (Gmelina arborea) in the mint family, having large leaves, brownish-yellow flowers, and yellow fruit, and widely grown for timber and pulp.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of verbenaceous shrubs and trees, including 8 species of eastern Asia and Australia.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin, genus name, after Johann Georg Gmelin, (1709–1755), German botanist.]

Examples

  • Terraces near the shore in the north are dominated by Dahurian larch Larix gmelina with Rhododendron dahuricum, grading on the eastern and western shores into forests of Siberian cembra or stone pine Pinus sibirica with Siberian larch Larix sibirica.

    Lake Baikal Basin, Russian Federation

  • I can see blackened mango and gmelina wood lot planted last year by the village youth group and feel a sense of urgency to help get a new orachrd started.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • I can see blackened mango and gmelina wood lot planted last year by the village youth group and feel a sense of urgency to help get a new orachrd started.

    In the direction of my daydreams

  • And other fast-growing species, acaias and gmelina, are promoted but are their branches or even trunks are lopped often and never manage re-create a forest habitat.

    In the direction of my daydreams

  • And other fast-growing species, acaias and gmelina, are promoted but are their branches or even trunks are lopped often and never manage re-create a forest habitat.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • More research is needed on its use with fast growing fuelwood and pulpwood species such as eucalyptus and gmelina which do not fix nitrogen.

    Chapter 11

  • The carving is done in teak wood when it is meant for fixtures, but teak has a coarse grain, and otherwise _yamane_ clogwood, said to be a species of gmelina, is preferred.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 "Bulgaria" to "Calgary"

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